Unwanted hair on the legs, face, arms, or elsewhere can be removed in one of several ways, but most individuals desire permanent removal. This cannot be accomplished via waxing or plucking. Plucking can be uncomfortable because the adjacent tissues are negatively affected and the follicle often remains behind. The same is true with waxing. On the other hand, laser treatment is a permanent hair removal procedure because the follicles never again become active.
Using Laser Energy
The laser technology used in our hair removal procedure will gently heat the tissues that make up hair follicles, using intense pulsed light (IPL) to pass through the epidermis and target the darker, denser material comprising the follicle and the hair strand that’s growing from it. After several pulses, the instrument is moved to the next area of concern. Over this process, the follicles absorb the light as heat and deconstruct, rendering future growth impossible.
Effective Treatment for Permanent Hair Removal
We will schedule several treatment sessions because only active follicles can be damaged by the laser energy. After a series of treatments all of the follicles in a given area will have been effectively damaged by the energy absorption. As time goes on, the follicle is discarded as waste material and the hair strand it produced falls out. A follow-up visit may be necessary in order for us to observe the progress of the follicle degradation and to see if we have missed any hair strands.
Not Just for Leg Hair
This treatment is notably versatile, able to address and remove hair from a variety of areas including the legs, arms, back, chest, and more. During your consultation, we’ll examine the hair growth you wish to have removed and help you determine how many sessions you’ll require to achieve the desired outcome.
Enjoy Smooth, Hair-Free Skin
If you’re interested in permanent hair removal, we encourage you to get in touch and make an appointment with ARR Medical Group! At our convenient location in San Juan, PR, our caring and dedicated staff will be ready to explain the process in full, address any concerns you may have, and help you attain a peak silky-smoothness. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to hearing from you!